Friday, April 26, 2013

Shout out

just wanted to give a shout out to a few people who have been awesome in terms of helping me prepare for the trip, etc.

Besides Eddy Chavez, who has donated a box of shirts for the children, Eddy's cousin Paul Sanchez has hooked me up with someone in Ghana to help me with talking to builders AND he is fedex'ing me his prepaid Nokia cell phone for me to use in Ghana.  Thank you Paul!!

Also, there is a company in the U.S. that is the leading IP-based satellite communications company providing technology, hardware, software, and services that enable VSAT service providers to optimize their networks and profitably expand their businesses.

I contacted this company (I cannot mention the name) because the internet connectivity at Crossover is spotty at best and they need a more reliable solution so that they can pursue the educational endeavors that they use (pen pal program, downloading textbooks/books to their computers, etc).  Anyway, the contact I spoke with, who happens to be from Cameroon, is trying to get her company to donate their hardware solution to Crossover, which would be HUGE!  

It's crazy how many people "step up to the plate" when they hear about Crossover and these children.